Vulpes Libris

A collective of bibliophiles talking about books. Book Fox (vulpes libris): small bibliovorous mammal of overactive imagination and uncommonly large bookshop expenses. Habitat: anywhere the rustle of pages can be heard.

Caroline by Sarah Miller

Laura Ingalls Wilder’s enduringly beloved “Little House” books (biofiction of the prairie as they might be called in today’s terminology) have spawned an industry’s worth of secondary writing. Scholarly and … Continue reading

November 6, 2017 · 4 Comments


Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell follows Cather (Cath) Avery in her first year at college where she struggles with her social anxiety and introverted personality. She’s in a location that thrives … Continue reading

September 8, 2014 · 3 Comments

Coming Up on Vulpes Libris

It’s autumn now – leaves are turning, the season is beautiful but melancholy. Any day now, the Harvest Moon will be up (almost a misnomer these days, with so much … Continue reading

September 7, 2014 · 1 Comment



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  • (The header image is from Aesop's Fables, illustrated by Francis Barlow (1666), and appears courtesy of the Digital and Multimedia Center at the Michigan State University Libraries.)